Corporate lament is a unique voice that empathizes, models, and unites a body, especially when tension fills the room.
As a fellow pastor, Martin Luther provides a treasure of wisdom and insight on prayer.
Calvinism doesn’t render our prayers meaningless. On the contrary, it ought to revive and even sustain our prayer life.
We should pray that our members would understand the need to make our relationships transparent—to share embarrassing things about ourselves, to speak honestly, and to ask one another careful, loving questions
You don’t have to address Brett Kavanaugh this Sunday. But if you do, don’t pick a side.
In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.
Last week, we posted an article entitled “Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering.” Below are two samples of such prayers from Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.
When did you learn to cry out to God in prayer? For John Onwuchekwa, the answer is “6 weeks before I planted Cornerstone Church in Atlanta.” But the story that moved John to his knees is tragic. It was the death of his 32-year-old brother. The family tragedy derailed John, a sunny optimist, into a tailspin of […]
Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever discuss the benefits and best practices of hosting a regular church-wide prayer gathering—in addition to the Sunday service.
Mailbag #72: Small Groups with Christians from Other Churches? . . . Which Churches Should We Pray for Publicly?By Jonathan Leeman | 02.16.2018
— What do you think about small group Bible studies and prayer groups comprised of Christians from different churches? — How do you determine which churches to pray for publicly?
If You, O LORD, should mark iniquities, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, through Christ Jesus.
As you patiently “preach and pray, love and stay,” you’ll find that your church has been planted on fertile soil that bears up good and lasting fruit.
In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem?
As a result of a low view of preaching for many years, the health of churches in India has suffered. Yet through a growing number of faithful shepherds, faithful preaching, and your prayers, the Lord may bring to India the reformation its churches need.
The greatest blessing of the Korean church is also its greatest challenge: numerical success.